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  2. Big-T

    Hawks Moves 2019-2020

    I went to a longer stick because I was taught, “if you’re starring down at the ice, you’ll soon be laying there”. We learn quick, and a longer stick is a way of seeing the ice better!!!
  3. Doogiew

    Hawks Moves 2019-2020

    I came by using a long stick the hard way. It involved me being in a hurry and slamming my sticks in the tailgate of my dads truck and needing to borrow from a taller individual. I really liked it even though it took getting used to.
  4. OldTimeHawky

    Hawks Moves 2019-2020

    Yeah I was taught to cut your stick by your nose on skates but years ago I injured my back so I went to my eyebrows. My back is great now but I still use a longer stick.
  5. Yesterday
  6. Big-T

    Hawks Moves 2019-2020

    On skates, around here it’s always been to your nose. We do ours to our eyebrows. Like I said, the reach really helps, sticks are so light now a days that it doesn’t really matter if their 3”-4” longer!!!
  7. joecalnan

    Hawks Moves 2019-2020

    just below your chin, is the norm, so strome maybe had his like some at the bottom of the neck
  8. t-man2010

    Hawks Moves 2019-2020

    It's no coincidence the teams decline started when Hossa retired.
  9. GigECJ

    Hawks Moves 2019-2020

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/redeye/redeye-blackhawks-marian-hossa-20150605-story.html
  10. dacohenz

    Hawks Moves 2019-2020

    I miss Hossa, he controlled the puck and the game. We have missed that since he left. Dave
  11. t-man2010

    Hawks Moves 2019-2020

    Lord HOSSA could dangle in a phone booth.
  12. Doogiew

    Hawks Moves 2019-2020

    I think to the fact that Nylander didn't need to be there could have played in his being disinterested. If he doesn't show up in training camp then someone should check his pulse. Maybe Stan really did give him a guarantee and he doesn't need to put an effort forward.
  13. GigECJ

    Hawks Moves 2019-2020

    Hossa may have played with the longest stick of all. Moreover, he often used it well with just one hand!
  14. Doogiew

    Hawks Moves 2019-2020

    I wasn't saying he deserved it The Perlini Camp was rumored to have countered Stan's offer I should have clarified that. Even with the demand I'm sure they would have taken less. I really don't see a way Stan can sign him because I think realistically he gets two million on a short. Stan is shopping him but it's tough without him signed. It will also be difficult to get a return that will make sense. If Perlini ever gets settled with a team he will be a 20 goal scorer Stan knows that and most every other manager in the league. He just doesn't fit in with the Hawks at this point. Most teams are now in a team evaluation mode looking to see where the holes are. Don't get me wrong about Strome either I was cheering for him before his Skates hit the ice in Chicago. There are a lot of things he does well like winning board battles. Being a net front presence using that big body. Even though he's slow he's strong on his skates.
  15. Big-T

    Hawks Moves 2019-2020

    Interesting. I’ve always played with a long stick, I got my son using a long stick too. The reasoning is like Goodman says, they stare at the ice more and limit their vision. I think a long stick helps more than a shorter one. Plus it extends your reach, and you can dangle a lot better by seducing players to go for the puck instead of the body. Hopefully he goes to a long stick!!!
  16. GigECJ

    Hawks Moves 2019-2020

    This is very encouraging. I would add it was nice to see that Brandon Saad joined "the training group" recently. He certainly tends to be "up and down" too much. Often times, that can be a stamina issue.
  17. NextDynasty

    Hawks Moves 2019-2020

    https://chicago.suntimes.com/sports-saturday/2019/7/20/20699965/dylan-strome-blackhawks-paul-goodman-summer-offseason-training-workouts-balance-posture Interesting read about Blackhawks’ offseason conditioning program for Strome which should improve skating if he committed to it. “Standing tall at 6-3, but using a relatively short stick, Strome naturally has played leaning slightly forward. That has limited his vision — because his head was tilted downward toward the ice — and obstructed his movement. Goodman’s plan: put Strome on an offseason workout plan to strengthen his lower body and core, allowing his center of gravity to shift lower, enabling him to play fully -upright, despite the disparity between his height and stick length.”
  18. OldTimeHawky

    Hawks Moves 2019-2020

    Nope, I got what you were saying but I disagree. Strome was the main part of the deal, the Hawks scouts knew Strome from when they followed Debrincat and knew the great chemistry they had so they traded for him and got Perlini added to the deal because neither guy was living up to being high 1st round picks. Luckily for the Hawks Schmaltz had a little bit of success so his trade value was higher. And many of us do see Stromes skating as one of his flaws and it's been pointed out many times, it's not a secret. I just don't get how you can say Perlini will get 3mill a season when he had 21-30-21pt seasons, if he cracked 40pts last season I'd say 3mill is a good number cause his numbers improved every year but like I said, he played more games this year than his first but he had the exact same numbers in goals and assists. Regressing shouldn't warrant a big raise.
  19. Doogiew

    Hawks Moves 2019-2020

    I don't get sick of watching this as it was a Hawks team that had four lines rolling and could never be counted out. Anything can happen in the playoffs.
  20. vadarx

    Hawks Moves 2019-2020

    that's a good point. it would also allow for Dach to get some practice at the dot on occasion.
  21. vadarx

    Chicago Bears 2019/2020 season

    I hear ya, caddie.... I saw another article the other day predicting the 12 playoff teams and they picked both GB and Minnesota and not the Bears.... I hope the team is saving all of this shite.
  22. Doogiew

    Hawks Moves 2019-2020

    I guess you missed what I was saying. When the trade was made Perlini was expected to be the better of the two period. Strome was just a little assurance. Also I'll say it if Strome doesn't improve in a lot of ways and Dach excels as many think he will, Strome will be the third line center. He's good at what he does and bailed the team out last year but he's slow. If not for his familiarity with Cat does he have any of the success he did? This Hawks team is shaping up to be a fast skilled team again. Strome's face off percentage was 48% which was an improvement but there are other facets. He definitely needs to come back this season with an improved skating. I'm not trying to be down on the guy but I see him for his flaws as well something many can't or don't wish to do. Edit: Also Stan doesn't have the cap space to sign him. There's only 3.3 or there about in cap space and three more players needed. It's also common knowledge that Stan is testing the trade waters. Few teams though will give up what it will take for a even a high potential twenty goal scorer and Stan's not likely to give him away.
  23. Last week
  24. hawkinmontreal

    Hawks Moves 2019-2020

    T I felt the same way, except there was a big difference and that would be the championships the remaining core won. Roenick and Larmer were my favourite hockey players, I idolized them when I played hockey, I wanted to be the exact player they were, but as a fan when there was no success being had, I wanted to see the team blown up as well. Then it happened, chelios traded for 3 first rounders, Roenick for Zhamnov, Larmer was shipped to New York, Belfor shipped to Dallas and then the team went to the dumps. Zhamnov and Amonte with the help of Daze just weren’t enough in the leadership department for the likes of Arnason, Bell, Calder and a few others. That’s the importance of Toews and Kane, Seabs and Keith, the kids need to learn and why not learn from these guys.
  25. Big-T

    Hawks Moves 2019-2020

    I like people that switch up what they think, it means you’re learning. I get called out all the time for something I said last year or two years, but I’d rather see people (especially politicians) learn and from the past and make a better decision next time. I remember during the Roenick/Belfour/Chelios era, it got to the point when I wanted them to blow the team up, well, they did! And we seen how long it took to change our fortunes over a decade. Don’t get me wrong, WWW had a hand in that, also Pully, but it’s hard to groom young kids with no real leadership, finally Uncle Dale changed that, and I realized how wrong I was to want to rid the team of them!!!
  26. hawkinmontreal

    Chicago Bears 2019/2020 season

    Icaddie, I read that same article. I couldn’t believe what I was reading. I am hoping the Bears take all this negativity shown toward them and turn them into positives. A team motivated and charged up is going to be difficult to beat. One thing about that article, How is Dallas and San Diego’s defensive 3 ranked higher than Mack, Hicks and Jackson. Just another snub towards our Bears. This is the year for Nagy and company to put there foot down and shut the traps of all the negative nellies out there, starting with piledriving the Packers through the turf in Soldier Field in the season opener.
  27. GigECJ

    Hawks Moves 2019-2020

    Here! Here! (for the record, I was on these boards saying, once the writing was on the wall for the CanuckleHeads, "Why don't they just trade the twins?" not realizing this very important aspect to the game)
  28. OldTimeHawky

    Hawks Moves 2019-2020

    Strome had 51pts after the trade, that's Pelinis total the past 2 seasons. So as of right now, yeah I'd pay Strome over Perlini any day but we'll see how he does next season to determine the amount. Perlini had a good couple weeks but that's it and he put up 21pts total like his first year but played more games, big drop from 30pts his 2nd season. 2mill should be the max for 2yrs.
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